Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)


Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, based in Madison, Wis., is a national association of freethinkers (atheists, agnostics) that has been working since 1978 to keep church and state separate.

Location: Madison
Members: 704
Latest Activity: May 30

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New Freethinking Cryptograms book just published on Amazon

Started by Brooks Rimes. Last reply by Patricia Dec 18, 2018. 7 Replies

Freethinking Cryptograms has just been published by Brooks Rimes.  Solving cryptograms is fun and…Continue

Reza Asian explores how believers conceputalize the idea for god.

Started by Chris. Last reply by Tim Otheus Dec 14, 2018. 1 Reply

November 20, 2017…Continue

Tags: definition, God

Annie Laurie Gaylor Addresses NOFS "Freethought Fiesta"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 22, 2016. 6 Replies

This past April, the Northern Ohio Freethought Society sponsored a "Freethought Fiesta," which among other things featured some terrific Mexican cooking for attendees and a talk by Freedom From…Continue

Tags: Annie Laurie Gaylor, Northern Ohio Freethought Society, Freedom From Religion Foundation

Human soul

Started by Lemual Poot. Last reply by tom sarbeck Nov 3, 2016. 55 Replies

I've heard many so called atheists refer to the "soul" as if it actually existed.  My question is:  If you believe humans have a soul are you really an atheist? Continue

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Comment by Tim Otheus on December 14, 2018 at 3:16pm

A BIG VALUE of organizations that defend state/church separation is that such institutions can speak up for the individuals who would otherwise incur a high cost of pretesting violations.  SUPPORT THE FFRF AND YOUR LOCAL FREETHOUGHT ORGANIZATIONS!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 14, 2018 at 7:41am

Thanks, Loren.  I wasn't sure I wanted to expose myself in this very religious community. Gossip spreads rapidly here.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 13, 2018 at 8:14am

Randall, this group is as good as any and better than most, in that the FFRF can and frequently HAS taken action regarding such incidents.  Their monthly, Freethought Today, reports on all sorts of situations such as the one you cited.

And THANK YOU for taking the action you did!!!  Bravo, man!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 13, 2018 at 7:45am

Not sure where to comment about this. This group looks appropriate. 

I attended a Christmas music program at my local school where 4 of my grandchildren go. Two were in the band. Anyway, while the regular program very secular, the choir director led the audience in a very Christian hymn sing-along. Songs included Silent Night, The First Noel, etc. (about 6-7 songs).

I felt very uncomfortable. Being held "hostage" in the auditorium was not pleasant. So the following day, I wrote to the superintendent of schools informing him of the law prohibiting promoting certain religions in public schools. I mentioned "someone" might inform FFRF (and others) about said violation. I suggested him telling the music teachers to be aware of the law.

To his credit, the superintendent did immediately email me back saying he would "pass on the information". I'm not sure what that entails, but we'll see next year.

Comment by Patricia on February 21, 2018 at 1:50pm

Sounds odd for someone who would be used to public speaking......unless he's camera shy.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 21, 2018 at 7:45am

Several years ago, I watched live a debate with Dan Barker (topic: "Can you be good without God"). And, I have to agree a little with Spud. Dan's positions were good, but his presentations weren't so great, especially for a former preacher. No big deal.

Comment by Tim Otheus on February 15, 2018 at 4:21pm

I think Christopher Hitchens came closest to capturing the sense of Ingersoll which you can find some words of here:

or the passion of TH Huxley in his Letter to Kingsley here:

We have the superior product in the marketplace of ideas.  We simply have to make it more appealing

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 15, 2018 at 4:08pm

I thought of AronRa, but he's already very busy.

Comment by Tim Otheus on February 15, 2018 at 3:33pm

I think it's understandable to want to see those who speak for us and stand for our ideas and principles to really shine.  We could do so much more with greater resources.  Or if we had Christopher Hitchens back.  Or Robert Green Ingersoll.  We need to find their successors among us.  Many voices sing the best harmony.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 15, 2018 at 2:43pm

I agree they present good information.  Perhaps I am too critical.


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